Media stories about United Rentals (NYSE:URI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Rentals earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.1297611475996 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised United Rentals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on United Rentals in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $194.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised United Rentals from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $213.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Buckingham Research lifted their price target on United Rentals from $175.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS lifted their price target on United Rentals from $150.00 to $196.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $180.18.

URI stock traded up $3.38 on Friday, hitting $186.29. The stock had a trading volume of 1,060,497 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,222,600. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,728.09, a P/E ratio of 11.86, a P/E/G ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 2.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 1.06. United Rentals has a 1 year low of $100.62 and a 1 year high of $190.74.

United Rentals (NYSE:URI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The construction company reported $3.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.25 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.88 billion. United Rentals had a return on equity of 40.20% and a net margin of 20.27%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 26.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.67 earnings per share. analysts expect that United Rentals will post 15.29 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Jenne K. Britell sold 2,740 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $185.50, for a total transaction of $508,270.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Jessica Graziano sold 3,405 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $185.00, for a total value of $629,925.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 100,448 shares of company stock worth $18,659,953. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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United Rentals Company Profile

United Rentals, Inc is a holding company. The Company is an equipment rental company, which operates throughout the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments: general rentals, and trench, power and pump. The general rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner equipment and related services and activities.

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